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Global malware surge revealed in WatchGuard's latest Internet Security Report
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Surge in evasive malware noted in WatchGuard Technologies' Internet Security Report alongside revelations of increased cyber attacks exploiting on-premises email servers; however, ransomware threats show decline.
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WatchGuard reveals rise in remote access software exploits
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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malware
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firewall
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breach prevention
WatchGuard's new report reveals escalated cyber threats, including a surge in ransomware attacks and exploitation of remote access software.
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WatchGuard predicts cybersecurity threats and trends for 2024
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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dark web
Cybersecurity leader WatchGuard predicts a rise in AI-driven cyber threats, VR/MR headset attacks and harmful QR codes in 2024.
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WatchGuard unveils cybersecurity threats predicted for 2024
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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firewall
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dark web
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advanced persistent threat protection
WatchGuard Technologies warns emerging tech trends like AI, VR/MR headsets and QR code technology could present key cybersecurity threats in 2024.
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Google apps, WhatsApp identified as primary malware conduits in retail sector
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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phishing
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email security
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Google apps and WhatsApp emerge as primary malware distribution channels in the retail sector, warns Netskope Threat Labs.
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Australia's cloud usage significantly higher, increasing malware risk
Thu, 26th Oct 2023
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malware
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app development
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apm
A new study says Australia's high cloud usage has increased cybersecurity risks, as malware delivered via the ecosystem rises.
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Highest percentage of cybercrime activity originates in Russia
Thu, 19th Oct 2023
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ransomware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
New research from Netskope has uncovered the most popular techniques and motivators used by adversaries in 2023.
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WatchGuard report reveals decline in malware despite more campaigns
Thu, 5th Oct 2023
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firewall
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malware
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breach prevention
New WatchGuard report reveals a paradox in cybersecurity: malware attacks on endpoints decline as campaigns broaden.
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Exploring generative AI: Balancing innovation and privacy
Fri, 14th Jul 2023
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As AI technology becomes increasingly prevalent, it is vital to examine the ethical ramifications and key responsibilities associated with its development.
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WatchGuard Threat Lab Report reveals new security threats
Thu, 29th Jun 2023
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
WatchGuard Technologies' latest Threat Lab Report reveals new browser-based social engineering trends, revealing China and Russia behind 75% of new threats.
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Attackers find new ways to evade detection - Netskope report
Thu, 4th May 2023
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firewall
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network security
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malware
Netskope has unveiled new research confirming that attackers are finding new ways to evade detection and blend in with normal network traffic.
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Jamf launches detection and response tool for mobile devices
Wed, 26th Apr 2023
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endpoint protection
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mobility
Jamf has launched Jamf Executive Threat Protection, an advanced detection and response tool designed for mobile devices.
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Top malware trends and security threats revealed in new WatchGuard report
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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WatchGuard's Internet Security Report for Q4 2022 reveals a 627% increase in endpoint ransomware and a rise in malware hiding behind encryption.
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Gen wins 10 AV-TEST Institute awards for device protection solutions
Fri, 3rd Mar 2023
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smartphones
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cloud services
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These awards recognise the reliable protection across a variety of operating systems, fast performance speeds and user-friendly experiences.
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Malware-delivering cloud apps nearly tripled in 2022
Thu, 19th Jan 2023
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malware
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
More than 400 distinct cloud applications delivered malware in 2022, nearly triple the amount seen in the prior year.
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Lookout finds predatory behaviour on 300 loan apps
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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email security
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Almost 300 loan apps found in Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Colombia, and Mexico exhibit predatory behavior, says Lookout.
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Phishing attacks using unexpected methods to steal data
Wed, 9th Nov 2022
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
The prevalence of cloud applications is changing the way threat actors are using phishing attack delivery methods to steal data.
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Varonis uncovers two new Windows vulnerabilities
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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internet explorer
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cios
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windows
Users don’t have to use Internet Explorer for its legacy to have left you vulnerable to LogCrusher and OverLog.
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Decrease in malware volume, but surge in encrypted malware
Thu, 29th Sep 2022
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firewall
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network management
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malware
The Q2 Internet Security Report found office exploits continue to spread more than any other category of malware.
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Top security threats for August 2022 revealed in new report
Wed, 14th Sep 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
The top security threats for the month of August 2022 have been revealed in a new report from Securonix Threat Labs.
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Top security threats for July 2022 revealed in new report
Fri, 19th Aug 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
Securonix Threat Labs has been keeping an eye on each and every threat impacting customers and is aware of widespread campaigns.
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Business services top target of ransomware attacks
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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ai security
Trellix has released The Threat Report: Summer 2022, analysing cybersecurity trends and attack methods from the first quarter of 2022.
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Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Thu, 30th Jun 2022
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Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report.
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Individual consumers number one target of cybercriminals
Fri, 29th Apr 2022
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Individual consumers are the number one target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical, according to a new report.